Xiaomi had promised to bring Android 10 gesture navigation to MIUI 11 a while ago. Staying true to that promise, the company is now rolling out the navigation gesture feature with the latest MIUI update, starting with the beta version that is now available for several smartphones running MIUI 11 in China. Notably, the global MIUI ROM is yet to get the gesture navigation feature, but we expect it to roll out in the next few days. MIUI 11 based on Android 10 already brings features like enhanced dark mode, smart replies and improved privacy, and it now feels complete with the gesture navigation on board. The company in a blog post has details on how you can enable the MIUI 11 gesture navigation feature.

How to enable Android 10 gesture navigation on MIUI 11

As mentioned above, the Android 10 gesture navigation feature is currently available on MIUI 11 in China, but the process should be the same for global MIUI 11 users as well

  • To enable Android 10 gestures on MIUI 11, firstly, head to System Settings apps and then to “Display” section
  • Now, you will find the “Full-Screen Display” option and in that, tap on “Fullscreen” to enable gestures.
  • In the current form, Main screen, Recent apps, and Switch between apps gestures have been added.

Swiping up from the bottom takes you to the home screen, while swiping up and holding the screen will open recent apps. To switch between apps, swipe left or right from the full-screen indicator or bottom of the screen. And to go back a page, swipe to the center from the left or right side of the screen. Since these gestures are a shift from typical MIUI navigation, it might take some time getting used to.